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Tony Palmer

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   Apr-09-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
tpstar: <Empty blather meets liberal platitude> Priceless! <Petrosianic> I greatly enjoyed your lucid posts debunking Obamacare, and now I am intrigued by your political opinions. Keep defeating the anti-Americans at their own game and you too will gain a huge following as an ...
   Mar-29-14 Karjakin vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: <Yogurt> Those sneaky Russians! Good on Carlsen for promoting the game.
   Mar-27-14 Anand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: Andreikin plays chess for a living but I sense he is moving too fast for such an important game. Moreover, Black's game is pretty lifeless while White has a readymade attack with Rf1, Ne2 & g4-g5. Anand has great winning chances.
   Mar-25-14 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: Looks like Anand will transfer the Bishop to c2, then maybe Ne3-Nf5. All this talk about Schlechter reminds me of User: HannibalSchlecter
   Mar-23-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
tpstar: <Annie> My condolences for your loss. Remember the good times.
   Mar-13-14 Anand vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcast. =) Congratulations Anand!
   Mar-12-14 chessforum (replies)
tpstar: <tpstar manages to come up with puns for the top 10 games every year> How does he do it! <of course, not all of them are brilliant> Oh yes they are. "Get the Nak" shouldn't have gone over anyone's head, but apparently so. <the tradition deserves preservation> ...
   Mar-12-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
tpstar: <Bacteria kills 16 in England> The dangers of buggery. <the patient who died was 96 and the form of KPC that had infected her was still susceptible to some drugs> Curse those malpracticing doctors. <0-0-0-0> 0 how we've missed this.
   Feb-03-14 Heimo Titz (replies)
tpstar: Zoltan Sugar
   Feb-03-14 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: <> Thanks for the second broadcast. =) Go Nakamura.
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  DcGentle: Well, I cannot claim that all the following games are flawless, but for me they were fun, so here there is my voting:

Aronian vs Anand, 2013

Anand vs Carlsen, 2013

Kramnik vs Caruana, 2013

Wang Hao vs A Giri, 2013

Caruana vs Tomashevsky, 2013

Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2013

Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013

M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Volokitin, 2013

Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013

Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2013

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  HeMateMe: Hello TP. Here are three that caught my eye:

Nominating for game of the year:

<Gelfand vs Caruana, 2013> London, classic knockout

<Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013> Tal Memorial

<A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2013> WC match, final win for Hou.

sorry they aren't blue, never have figured out how that works.

I thought I'd include a female game, so we don't face a discrimination law suit...

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  Eyal: <Tactical games of the year>

Aronian vs Anand, 2013
D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013
Kramnik vs D Fridman, 2013

(Sorry, Daniel)

Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013

<Positional games of the year>

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 (stunning endgame play by the world champion starting from move 52)

Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013

(Sorry, Sergey)

Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013

<Draws of the year>

Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013
Morozevich vs Nakamura, 2013

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  tpstar: <DcGentle> Thanks for voting!

<HeMateMe> Thanks for voting! Please verify:

Gelfand vs Caruana, 2013

Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013

Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2013

<Eyal> Thank you for mentioning those great games, but for this contest please put them in some order. Even 1 2 3 4 5/5/5/5/5/5 would be useful.

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  Eyal: Ok, let's say 1.Carlsen vs Karjakin; 2.Aronian vs Anand; 3.Carlsen vs Gelfand; and the rest simply in the order in which I listed them regardless of the categories.
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  tpstar: <Eyal> Alright! Thanks for voting!
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  HeMateMe: Those are my three. For some reason you can't copy the URL banners from one page to another, within the site (Caissers to your page) without losing the blue link function.
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  KKDEREK: Hi <tpstar>, here's my vote , not in particular order. Thanks for host this nice poll again, cheers!

Y Yu vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013

The future of chess. Sharp kid, better, a Sicilian player..

Caruana vs Wang Hao, 2013

Nice job with the King.

D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2013

Great endgame by two monsters.

Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013

Laznicka played on Moro's territory..And crushed him.

Carlsen vs Anand, 2013

A psychological blow for Anand..And suggested right what was about to happen in the match despite Anand's legendary preparation.

Anand vs Carlsen, 2013

And <did> happened. Best endgame of the year? Probably top 10 all time endgame IMHO.

Aronian vs Anand, 2013

Masterpiece form Anand . Some moves are too deep for me. ;p

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013

I felt sorry for Naka on this one. It was painful to watch, also astonished everybody, to see a player like Naka going down like this. Dang..

Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013

Whatta drama to see this live.

Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2013

"Anatoly Carlsen"

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  tpstar: <KKDEREK> Thanks for voting!
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  WannaBe: <tpstar> Sorry to interrupt the voting procedure, but I'd though you'd find this interesting.

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  Abdel Irada: <FYI, there is one member here who uses "feckless" almost as much as you, and you'll *never* guess who. :P>

I would have thought past tense more appropriate, since if this member is who I think it is, he hasn't said it (or anything else) in some time. (And I suspect most of us would prefer to keep it that way.)

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Actually, User: chrisowen seems to be fond of incorporating "feckless" as an ingredient in his delightful word salads.
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  Abdel Irada: I noticed that, too. But I still don't think his use measures up to the Parvum Innominandum.

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  tpstar: 1) Aronian vs Anand, 2013 An opening bombshell by Anand leads to a shockingly quick win. Bonus points for the setting and the opposition.

2) Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 Carlsen's legendary fighting spirit wins the WC title in style.

3) Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 Black's minor pieces have a field day yet Moro hangs on until the endgame.

4) Wang Hao vs A Giri, 2013 Cute crush at Giri's expense.

5) Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 Brilliant attacking game finishing with a Q+R mating net.

6) Mamedyarov vs A Giri, 2013 Shak Diesel.

7) Nakamura vs Caruana, 2013 An opening preparation win by a player not particularly known for his opening preparation.

8) D Dubov vs Shirov, 2013 An inventive and inspired sacrifice by Shirov.

9) Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2013 This game had a profound effect on chess history, allowing Carlsen to advance as the Challenger.

10) Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 Beautiful RR over Q endgame by Kramnik who ruled the World Cup.

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  tpstar: <tpstar> Thanks for voting!
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  WannaBe: ☺
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  OhioChessFan: You know how you want to point out something to reveal wrongdoing, but in advertising it you warn people off? For example, I knew a woman who was pretty sure her teenage son was visiting some sites online that she didn't approve of. She asked how she could verify that. I suggested she check the history cache after he signed off. She happily reported back to me that it was normally empty. And, of course, that was pretty strong evidence he was visiting those sites. I am a bit surprised how many parents can't connect the dots on that one, but if it's publicized somewhere, it will warn the kids off of that dodge.

On a related note, I suspect I'm not the only person to notice a <very> discernible posting habit of a certain individual that is remarkably similar to a previous member of this site. Some allusions have been made as to whether certain individual is another incarnation of previous member. Certain indvidual is demanding proof they are in fact the previous member. Circumstantial evidence tells me that it is, and if I cited it, most reasonable people would agree. But if I cited it, it would warn off certain individual from the revealing posting technique.

Okay, I feel better.

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  WannaBe: Certain habits, e.g. posting/writing habits are hard to change, hence, therefore...

(Take the example of serial criminal(s), there is always a pattern)

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  Golden Executive: I vote:

1.Anand vs Carlsen, 2013

2.Carlsen vs Anand, 2013

3.Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013

4.Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013

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  OhioChessFan: Thanks for voting, <GE>
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  tpstar: Game Collection: Best Games of 2013
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  OhioChessFan: Thanks for compiling <tps>
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  Domdaniel: Feck *less*?
I could try, I suppose.
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  Benzol: <tpstar> There is a possibility of a rematch with Nigel Short. Not sure if I can afford the fifty bucks, however.


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